Department: Health & Environment
Release Date: Feb 21, 2013
Community members are invited to review the data in a Community Health Assessment of Larimer County, and to give feedback that will be used to select priority areas to focus on in a county-wide Health Improvement Plan. The survey will be available on-line through February 28 at http://tinyurl.com/lcpriorities. Slides containing data from the Community Health Assessment are also available on-line for review before taking the survey.
Through the survey, community members can share their perceptions of the relative importance of
9 health issues and 6 strategic directions that are being considered for inclusion in the Health Improvement Plan. Public input on health priorities will be considered along with that of community leaders to determine which top health issues should be the focus of efforts in Larimer County for the next 3 – 5 years.
“Last week we presented our findings to some key community leaders,” said Christy Bush, project manager for the county Health Improvement Plan. “But we’d also like to hear from the public about their priorities concerning health issues in Larimer County.”
Work on the Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan began in January, 2012. Although the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is the convener and project manager for the effort, the plan will be the culmination of efforts of many health and community partners with a goal of making a measurable health impact in a defined number of areas. Other than the Health Department, partnership members include the Health District of Northern Larimer County, University of Colorado Health (PVH and MCR), McKee Medical Center, Colorado State University/Colorado School of Public Health, United Way/COMPASS, and Kaiser Permanente.
More background on the Community Health Assessment and county-wide Health Improvement Plan can be found at http://tinyurl.com/lcpriorities